Scaling Back Bacteria

The Legionella bacterium, Legionella pneumophila — the fundamental agent of Legionnaires’ disease — is a water-based organism that causes infection when inhaled in aerosol form. Legionnaires’ disease acquired its name in 1976, when an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among attendees of a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia. Later, the bacterium causing the illness was named Legionella.

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Scale prevention helps reduce risk of Legionnaires’ disease

About The Author: 

Jan de Baat Doelman is president of Scalewatcher North America Inc. Doelman can be reached at jan@scalewatcher.com or 610.932.6888.

Publication Date: 
March 20, 2013
Activation Date: 
March 20, 2013
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Quality Reigns Supreme

While consumers and business owners are now more cautious and conscientious with their dollars than at any time in recent history, there are still significant opportunities in both residential and commercial water treatment. These opportunities rely on three important facts:

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RO system’s results outweigh initial problems

About The Author: 

Tom Cartwright is CEO and cofounder of PureOFlow Inc. Cartwright can be reached at tcartwright@pureoflow.com.

Publication Date: 
March 27, 2012
Activation Date: 
March 27, 2012
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23269

Treatment for the Troops

Uncle Sam and the U.S. Army recently called for an enlistment, but not in the traditional sense. This time, they needed to design and install a complete potable water treatment system for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Ft. Stewart army base in Savannah, Ga.

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Well water quality at army base creates unexpected challenges

About The Author: 

Randy Leathers is vice president, industrial sales, for WaterProfessionals. Leathers can be reached at randy@waterprofessionals.com or 864.295.9500.

Publication Date: 
March 27, 2012
Activation Date: 
March 27, 2012
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23268

A Solution for Scale Removal

The Brookfields Restaurant chain consists of three large eateries located in and around Sacramento, Calif. Like many others, Brookfields Restaurants were equipped with water softeners to control lime scale on their hot water equipment, which consists of hot water heaters, dishwashers, steamers, coffeemakers
and espresso machines.

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Water conditioners resolve restaurants' spotty dishes

About The Author: 

James Follensbee is a managing member of Seamus Capital LLC, Illinois distributor for HydroFlow Holdings-USA LLC. Follensbee can be reached at jfhydroflow@att.net or 224.532.6065. Jack Wallace is president and CEO of Green-HVAC Solutions. Wallace can be reached at jack@green-hvac.com or 925.698.3776.

Publication Date: 
November 30, 2011
Activation Date: 
November 30, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23150

Commercial Softening in a Salt-Sensitive World

Commercial softening provides a significant opportunity to well-grounded water improvement professionals. It requires a special skill set, similar to residential applications, but at an elevated and more detailed level. While the troubleshooting and repair methods may be more sophisticated, the basics are the same.

System configuration is more critical and variable, allowing for a wider variety of possible solutions. Choose wisely, as the cost of poor initial system selection will be exacerbated over the life of the equipment. The least expensive option is almost never the best.

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Selecting the right system for the application

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner is regional sales manager for Watts Water Quality Products. Horner can be reached at hornerjg@watts.com.

Publication Date: 
July 13, 2011
Activation Date: 
July 13, 2011
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22895

Solving Scale Problems

The Monterey peninsula is considered by some to be the California coastline’s finest area. Within it lie the Santa Lucia Highlands, home to the Hahn family’s vineyard estate. It was here in the 1970s that Nicolaus “Nicky” Hahn and his wife Gaby discovered a love for California wines. Two years later, in Monterey County, they purchased two ranches on which to start a winery. Today, Hahn brand wines are among the finest produced in the region.

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Template-assisted crystallization solves scale problem for California winery

About The Author: 

John Vastyan is a journalist who has written about industrial, commercial and residential building systems, including water treatment and purification, for 25 years. Vastyan can be reached at cground@ptd.net or at 717.664.0535.

Publication Date: 
January 14, 2011
Activation Date: 
January 14, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22443

Soft Water Savings

Plugging the hidden drains of hard water

About The Author: 

Mike Pederson is manager of application engineering for Culligan Intl. Penderson can be reached by e-mail at mike.pederson@culligan.com.

Activation Date: 
June 25, 2008
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
19387

Diagnosing & Repairing Residential POE Systems

Improve your troubleshooting ability for better repairs

About The Author: 

Jerry Horner, CWS-VI, CI, is vice president of sales and technical support for Topway Global, Inc. He can be reached at 714.255.7999, or by e-mail at jerry@tgipure.com.

Activation Date: 
April 25, 2007
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
18107

Removing Contaminants with Chemistry

Accurate analysis helps determine appropriate treatment

About The Author: 

Marianne R. Metzger is sales manager for Blue Marsh Laboratories. Metzger is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. She can be reached at 610.327.8196, or by e-mail at mariannem@bluemarshlabs.com.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2006
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17249

Drinking Water Mineralization

Stan Hazan comments on the International Symposium on Health Aspects of Calcium and Magnesium in Drinking Water

About The Author: 

For more information, contact Stan Hazan, senior director of regulatory affairs and association programs for NSF International, at 800.NSF.MARK, or by e-mail at hazan@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17098